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A British organization, founded in 1877 that campaigned for education on the topic of birth control along with the use of it for family planning purposes.

Five birth control societies merged in 1930 to form the National Birth Control Council, which in 1931 changed their name to the National Birth Control Association, and in 1939 to the Family Planning Association.

The organization was founded in 1931 to provide access to birth control information to the poor.

The Johannesburg Birth Control Clinic was founded in 1932, under the auspices of the Race Welfare Society

The Indian Birth Control Society was started by Professor Gopaljee Ahluwalia of Delhi University in 1922. The Society organized talks and lectures, distributed leaflets and pamphlets, and conducted a Birth Control Reference and Circulating Library.

The Sozial Harmonische Verein was founded, along with the paper Die Sozial Harmonia, by Max Hausmeister and Karl Lotter.

The Birth Control League of the District of Columbia was formed following a lecture by Margaret Sanger. The league was organized with the intention of acting as a lobbying organization for leagues from around the country.

The Minneapolis Birth Control League officially became the Minneapolis Branch of the Minnesota Birth Control League in November, 1916. As was the case with many other leagues, the Minneapolis League’s formation was inspired by a visit by Sanger to…

The Birth Control League of Columbus was formed following a debate between Dr. Percy W Cobb and Rev. M. V. Eusey at the Southern Theater. The League held weekly meetings and worked closely with the state organization.

The Birth Control League of Portland was founded in 1915.

The Birth Control League in Pittsburgh became the first in Allegheny County to offer on-site birth control services in 1932.

The Birth Control League of New York opened its headquarters at 104 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY, in 1916. The league's primary objective was to support Margaret Sanger in her legal fight for birth control.

The Birth Control League of Ohio was formed approximately two months after Margaret Sanger made two appearances in Cleveland in 1916.

The establishment of the Birth Control League of Massachusetts took place in response to the prosecution of Van Kleeck Allison in 1916. The League reorganized as the Family Welfare Foundation under the leadership of Dr. Evangeline Young in 1919, but…

The Los Angeles Birth Control League opened and maintained a birth control clinic in L.A.

The Alameda County Birth Control League maintained a mother’s health clinic in Oakland.

The Workers’ Birth Control Group was, unlike other groups, not formed with the intention of establishing clinics and distributing information and pamphlets on birth control, but was instead created with the goal of encouraging public action…

The Connecticut Branch of the American Birth Control League was founded in 1923 by Martha Houghton Hepburn, Mrs. George Day, and Mrs. M. Toscan Bennett, after the three heard Margaret Sanger speak at the Parson’s Theater in Hartford.

The San Francisco Birth Control Committee was organized by Anne Kennedy, the Executive and Legislative Secretary of the American Birth Control League. The Committee was involved in educational work and engaged with other local organizations such as…

The Dutch branch of the Malthusian League was founded in 1881.

The Poradnia Świadomego Macierzyństwa w Warszawie was a birth control clinic opened by Drs. Herman Rubinraut and Justyna Budzińska-Tylicka in 1931.

Haddasah is a Jewish woman's association, founded in the United States in 1912, that focuses on health education, social action and advocacy. Starting in 1913 Hadassah sent nurses and health workers to provide services in Palestine.

An organization that served as a clearing house for research on sex and sexuality, founded by Magnus Hirschfeld in 1921. The League held congresses in Copenhagen (1928), London (1929), Vienna (1930), and Brno (1932). It dissolved in 1932 and many of…

The Bund, founded by Johann Ferch in 1923 in Vienna, used neo-Malthusian principles to justify support of birth control. changed its name to Association for Birth Control in 1925.

The Birth Control International Information Centre was founded by Margaret Sanger and Edith How-Martyn in 1930, to gather information on birth control activities around the world, foster the establishment of leagues and clinics, and sponsor tours and…

Tire company that supported pro-natalists in France in 1920s.

An organization that worked to increase the French birth rate in the 1920s.
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